Alonso: "Andres is an idol for everyone."

Xabi Alonso says Andres Iniesta has the right to do anything he wants in football after his goal won the World Cup for Spain.

Iniesta's extra time goal against the Netherlands in July 2010, helped Spain become world champions for the first time.

And, eight years after winning the World Cup, Iniesta who left Barcelona following a long and successful career at the Camp Nou, is once again in the Spain squad for Russia 2018 and his compatriot reckons he is an important addition to Julen Lopetegui's side.

"Andres can do anything he wants, Andres is an idol for everyone," Alonso, who retired at the end of last season, told Omnisport.

"I have to be grateful for life with him for what he gave to us, to everyone; that magical goal.

"He can do anything he wants. He will have the admiration of everyone."

Spain face Tunisia on Saturday in their final friendly before they start their World Cup campaign against Portugal in Socchi on June 15.


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